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Welcome to the Ultimate Stealth Semi-Inground and Fully Buried Pool Buyer's Guide!

Whether you’re looking to enhance your backyard oasis or seeking a budget-friendly alternative to traditional inground pools, Stealth pools offer a perfect solution. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know to make an informed decision about your pool investment, from size and space considerations to installation, maintenance, and more.

Why Choose Stealth Pools?

Stealth pools offer the elegance of inground pools at a fraction of the cost and installation time.

Perfect for sloped yards where inground pools cannot be built upon without retaining wall.

Durable 12-gauge steel panel to last decades of family fun.

Built and ready to swim in as little as three days instead of waiting months for long and messy construction process.

Enjoy the benefits of a lifetime warranty, reliable customer support, and customizable features with Stealth pools from Galaxy Home Recreation.

Pool Size and Space: Finding the Perfect Fit

Stealth pools are offered as partially buried or fully buried / inground. They are available in the most popular sizes and shapes from kidney to rectangular and oval to round. Available in margarita sized or large enough for neighborhood.

Top 3 Pool Sizes & Shapes Among Galaxy Oklahoma and Arkansas Customers:

Oval: 12×24, Freeform: 16×28, Grecian: 16×32

Deer Creek (Kidney) Pool

Fully Buried Pool

  • 16×28′
  • 18×32′

Grecian (rectangle with cut corners) Pool

Fully Buried

  • 12×24′
  • 16×32′
  • 14×28′
  • 18×36′

Freeform Pool

Semi-Inground

  • 13×22′
  • 16×28′
  • 18×32′

Oval Pool

Semi-Inground

  • 10×20′
  • 15×30′
  • 12×24′
  • 18×33′

Round Pool

Semi-Inground

  • 18′
  • 24′
  • 30′

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Discover the affordability and durability of Stealth Pools, designed for inground, half-buried, or on-ground setups with quick installation. Choose from a wide range of shapes and sizes, all crafted from robust Galvanized 12 Gauge Steel, and installed in as little as a half day.

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How Much Space Do You Need for a Pool?

Ensure you have ample space for installation, including access for excavation equipment, and overdig clearance around the pool area. Our sales team can assist you in this if you bring them pictures!

 

Preparing for Delivery and Installation:

Access Space:

We typically require 7 feet of equipment access for our installation team. Additionally, if sand trucks are involved, ensure there’s a clearance of 10 feet unless sand can be placed in the front or side yard.

Distance from Structures:

Maintain a safe distance of 5 feet from your house structure to allow for proper installation and maintenance access. Similarly, keep a 5-foot clearance from gas and electric lines to prevent any interference or safety hazards.

Clearance Around the Pool:

For optimal construction and safety, allocate 5 feet on one side of the pool and 8 feet on the other three sides. This ensures ample space for maneuvering and landscaping.

Over Dig Considerations:

In cases where space is limited, most of our pools offer a 3 to 4-foot over dig option, allowing for closer placement to structures or property lines. However, please note that this may incur an additional charge.

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Structure:

Semi-inground pools and inground pools can be made from a wide variety of materials including aluminum rolled wall, polymer or steel.

Stealth pools are constructed from sturdy 12-gauge steel and are coated with galvanized protection, ensuring their longevity for decades. Steel vinyl-lined pools remain a reliable and durable choice for buried pools. These steel pools are incredibly robust, resembling tanks in their construction. They are assembled by bolting panels together to create the desired size and shape of your pool.

Compared to options like rolled wall or polymer, steel excels in supporting the weight of back-fill dirt, particularly in regions with shifting ground conditions.

Stealth Pool Alternatives:

Radiant & Optimum Pools: These brands offer alternative options for semi-inground and inground pools, featuring shapes and sizes similar to Stealth. They use a construction method with two rolled aluminum walls separated by styrofoam, enhancing structural strength. Unlike rolled walls typically found in above ground pools, these alternatives provide greater durability against soil pressure and decay.

Important Note: Some dealers might bury above ground pools, potentially affecting the warranty depending on the brand. However, no warranty covers pool collapse due to soil pressure over time. Above ground pools are designed for above-ground use with a single rolled wall. This distinction underscores the need for Galaxy’s semi-inground pools, specifically engineered to withstand burial and environmental factors.

Pool Liners: Protecting the Heart of Your Pool

Liner Quality Matters:

Pool liners play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and aesthetics of your pool. They come in different grades, similar to pool models. The difference lies in whether they are made from recycled or virgin materials. A higher-end, virgin-grade liner, made from fresh materials, provides more durability and longevity.

Liner Lifespan:

Stealth pool liners typically come with a 25 year warranty and may require replacement every 8-12 years for optimal performance.

Shop Stealth Pools

Discover the affordability and durability of Stealth Pools, designed for inground, half-buried, or on-ground setups with quick installation. Choose from a wide range of shapes and sizes, all crafted from robust Galvanized 12 Gauge Steel, and installed in as little as a half day.

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Pool Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Regular maintenance, including cleaning, water chemistry balancing, and equipment upkeep, is essential for preserving your pool’s integrity and enjoyment.

Pool Filters and Pump Systems:

You have the option of sand systems and filter systems. Sand systems use sand to purify and clean the water, while filter systems rely on cartridges. Cartridge systems are more efficient, offering better filtration and easier maintenance. High-end pools always feature cartridge systems due to their effectiveness, and we’re able to provide this superior system on our Stealth pools.

Galaxy also offers variable speed pumps to cut down energy costs significantly, keep your pool clean and quieter. Did you know that variable speed pumps can cut down energy costs by up to 90%?

Pool Cleaners:

A good pool vacuum is essential for keeping your pool clean. You can choose between manual, automatic, and robotic cleaners. Robotic cleaners are the most efficient and user-friendly option, providing thorough cleaning with minimal effort.

Pool Sanitization Options:

Advanced Blue System

Consider using the Pristine Blue and Advanced Pool system, a copper-based non-chlorine program designed for pools and spas. This system offers a bi-weekly treatment that is compatible with chlorine, bromine, and lithium sanitizers. The Pristine Blue line includes six products, all working together to maximize the benefits of your investment.

Copper Ionizer System

Invest in an inline copper ionizer that releases microscopic mineral ions, effectively controlling bacteria and algae in your pool. This innovative solution allows you to reduce the amount of chemicals needed to maintain your pool, promoting a healthier swimming environment. This system automatically sanitize the pool.

Salt Systems

If you prefer a salt-based sanitization system, consider SunSalt. Unlike traditional salt systems that shut down when salt levels fluctuate, SunSalt operates effectively over a wide range of salt levels. This ensures continuous sanitation, even under adverse conditions such as heavy rain or evaporation. With SunSalt, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your pool will remain clear and inviting, no matter the circumstances.

Pool Custom Finishes, Features, & Accessories: Enhancing Your Pool Experience

There are a variety of ways to finish your pool depending on your preferences and style. Below are our most popular options. Some are offered by Galaxy and others will require a 3rd contractor.

Naked/Standard Finish

This option leaves the pool as steel panels raised above the ground. Typically chosen for sloped yards, you’ll need to add landscape, decking, or other materials to complete the look, as only part of the pool is exposed.

Ledge Finish

Galaxy provides a top ledge option that can partially or fully surround the pool top cap. This ledge not only adds a stylish finish but also protects users from the edges of the steel top cap.

Universal Rock Finish

For a natural and budget-friendly finish, Galaxy offers a synthetic flagstone wrap, either partial or full, along with a matching ledge.

Masonry/Deck

Work with a third-party provider to create a custom masonry or deck finish that seamlessly blends with your landscape. Options include wooden, synthetic, or concrete decks.

Fully Buried

With the Galaxy Stealth inground pool, a CP2 coping is included as the ledge. The pool sits slightly above ground level, allowing for the pouring of a concrete deck around the pool to fit into the coping.

Other Options

Some customers opt to back-fill the pool and finish it with materials like pea gravel, river rock, or ribbed paneling.

Shop Stealth Pools

Discover the affordability and durability of Stealth Pools, designed for inground, half-buried, or on-ground setups with quick installation. Choose from a wide range of shapes and sizes, all crafted from robust Galvanized 12 Gauge Steel, and installed in as little as a half day.

Shop Stealth Pools

Pool Add-on Accessories:

Underwater Lighting

Illuminate your pool with underwater lighting, creating a captivating ambiance for evening swims.

Pool Heater

Extend your swimming season and enjoy comfortable water temperatures year-round with a pool heater.

Deluxe Waterfall

Create a tranquil oasis with a deluxe waterfall feature, adding both beauty and relaxation to your pool environment.

Beaded Cover

Custom made for Stealth semi-inground pools; these covers fit into the F track along the inside top edge of the pool. It provides a cleaner and more protective look than traditional tarp covers.

Pool Accessories

Choose from various step options to provide easy access to your pool

26" Step

Perfect for standard entry into your pool.

36” Wedding Cake Steps

Add a touch of elegance with these tiered steps, resembling a wedding cake.

6' Walk-in Step

Ideal for those who prefer a gradual entry into the pool, offering convenience and safety.

Pool Safety Features and Guidelines

Ensuring Pool Safety:

Implement safety measures such as secured ladders, pool alarms, and adherence to depth guidelines to protect users.

Safety Precautions:

Follow safety protocols, including fence openings, utility checks, and compliance with local regulations, for a secure installation process.

Shop Stealth Pools

Discover the affordability and durability of Stealth Pools, designed for inground, half-buried, or on-ground setups with quick installation. Choose from a wide range of shapes and sizes, all crafted from robust Galvanized 12 Gauge Steel, and installed in as little as a half day.

Shop Stealth Pools

Pool Warranties: Protecting Your Investment

Warranty Length:

Enjoy peace of mind with a lifetime warranty on Stealth pools, ensuring the longevity of your investment.

Dealer Support:

Partner with a trusted dealer like Galaxy Home Recreation, offering reliable customer support and service for your pool needs.

Customer Support:

Help When You Need It. Galaxy Home Recreation is committed to providing expert guidance and support for a seamless pool ownership experience.

Why Choose Galaxy Home Recreation?

Expert Guidance and Support: Our knowledgeable team provides expert assistance at every step of your pool ownership journey.

 

Commitment to Customer Service: We prioritize your satisfaction, offering exceptional support from inquiry to post-installation.

 

Quality Brands: Partnering with reputable brands ensures you invest in a durable, reliable pool backed by industry-leading warranties.

 

Emphasis on Safety: We prioritize safety, offering features and guidelines to ensure a secure pool experience for you and your family.

 

Exclusive Stealth Distributor: There are many imitators attempting to sell and build “Stealth” pools, but Galaxy Home Recreation is the exclusive distributor of the most versatile pool in the world in the Oklahoma and Western Arkansas markets.

 

Comprehensive Knowledge: With expertise in all aspects of above-ground pools, we help you find the perfect pool to fit your needs.

 

Choose Galaxy for a seamless pool-buying experience and endless enjoyment in your own private oasis.